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Rousing 2nd NE Olympic Games 2022 anthem launched

The anthem, “Play”, by folk-fusion band Summersalt and artists from each of the other seven North East states, is a contemporary, upbeat track that is mainly in English but with five to six other languages sampled as well.

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Shillong: With five days to go before the launch of the 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022, a rousing song that will be the official anthem of the event, and which is sure to be an ever-present soundtrack and live long in our memories, was released Saturday.

The anthem, “Play”, by folk-fusion band Summersalt and artists from each of the other seven North East states, is a contemporary, upbeat track that is mainly in English but with five to six other languages sampled as well.

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The chief guest at the launch function was Commissioner and Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, Dr Vijay Kumar D IAS. Also present on the occasion was East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner Isawanda Laloo IAS and East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police Shri Sylvester Nongtnger IPS. 

The beating heart of Shillong, Khyndailad, was chosen as the launch venue and the stirring vocals visibly grabbed the attention of locals and tourists alike. 

Other attractions that got the crowd going included a flash mob with bboys who wowed those present with their moves. 

A motorbike rally featuring some impressive machines also began from Khyndailad to spread the unifying message of the Games, as a celebration of Meghalaya and as a celebration of the North East.

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